high-toned

adjective \ ˈhī-ˈtōnd \

Definition of high-toned

1 : high in social, moral, or intellectual quality

First Known Use of high-toned

1770

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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high-toned

Definition of high-toned for English Language Learners

  • : having a high moral or intellectual tone or quality


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